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Re: ASN database files from LACNIC or AFRINIC?

  • From: william(at)
  • Date: Sun Oct 30 01:54:18 2005

On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Andreas Ott wrote:

On Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 01:30:23AM -0200, Rubens Kuhl Jr. wrote: has IP
space and ASN allocations. ASN lines look like this:


I found that one, but this is less helpful for what I need. I'd like
to get a db record that has the AS number and the AS name. You know,
for pretty printing things to screen in reports I was asked to name
things with a name and not a number.
LACNIC makes their data available through bulk-whois. But unlike ARIN
and other RIRs their bulk whois data is limited and not as useful because it does not include address & contact information and just organization & network names and resources (basically just what you asked for above!). Unfortunately using this bulk data to generate publicly available list of the resources names would actually violate their service agreement. I'm however investigating possibility of doing single whois queries and then generating full list from these results updated once per day as needed (partially triggered on if net block/asn date has changed based on bulk whois which I think would not violate agreement).

With AFRINIC you're out of luck except by doing single queries (and
redoing every so often to catch any potential changes) as they still
have no bulk whois policy.

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
[email protected]